Cooking Equipment

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The service life for braising pans/tilting skillets is between 7 and 10 years on average, but it can be as few as 3 years and as many as 20 years, depending on a variety of factors.

Cheese melters are one of the simpler pieces of equipment in a commercial kitchen. They can provide the finishing touch for cheeseburgers and other very popular menu items. 

Operators should first determine their needs and volume prior to choosing a tilting skillet/braising pan for prep use. These versatile units are typically for high-volume use since large batches can be prepared at one time. Operators can use tilting skillets to replace other pieces of equipment, including grills, stoves and steamers.

The average lifespan of a combi oven is 10 to 15 years, depending on kitchen conditions and use.

Tilting skillets and braising pans are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in commercial kitchens as these units can replace just about any cooking appliance.

These units are multifaceted but also an investment; operators using a combi oven solely as an oven or a steamer should purchase a traditional convection oven or steamer as these units are not as pricey and require less maintenance than a combi oven.